Thanks to a one-time grant from the BMU (EUKI programme) we were able to start a new environmental education project on Mount Etna: It is about climate protection through nutrition, according to the motto: local/ regional/ seasonal and - if possible - organic. The central activity is gardening in schoolyards. In addition, the children visit farms, and for some cities farmers' markets and exchanges of experts are organized. Before school activities, there are lessons in the classroom, and our international young ERASMUS volunteers help with all of this.
The first project year was successfully completed in September 2019. Thanks to the great popularity and active participation of the schools, we will continue the project in the following years.
Visiting a farm with children and volunteers (Video)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
The volunteers working on the project took part in the Erasmus+ / European Solidarity Corps
programme, co-financed by the European Union.